10 03, 2019

International Women’s Day

2019-03-10T10:29:32+00:00 March 10th, 2019|Support|

Some people have questioned whether there is a need these days for an International Women’s Day. Why in 2019 are we still discussing inequality between the sexes? Because in 2019 Reach the Children is still supporting impoverished grandmothers, who needed help to grow food to feed their grandchildren and who struggle to send the [...]

28 02, 2019

Ready to run the Selsdon Half Marathon?

2019-02-28T09:53:45+00:00 February 28th, 2019|Donations, Fundraising, Support|

Looking for a great warmup for the London Marathon? Look no further than the Selsdon Half Marathon, which is being run on Saturday 23rd March 2019. Not quite ready to run the half marathon distance yet?  Put a team of three runners together – each would run a 4.36 mile leg; the Relay Trophy [...]

13 02, 2019

Threadbare grandkids get new clothes – Grandma is sewing!

2019-02-13T10:14:50+00:00 February 13th, 2019|Donations, Fundraising, Volunteers|

How far can you make a £50 ($64) donation to Reach the Children go? Trustee Kate Gibson and Uganda In Country Manager, Ronnie Kyambadde, made it all the way to the market in Kampala to stock up with material, threads, needles, zips and buttons.   Another generous donor has already bought a sewing machine for [...]

2 11, 2018

Share the day and give it away

2018-11-02T16:05:14+00:00 November 2nd, 2018|Donations, Fundraising, Support|

We are inviting friends and supporters to forego a birthday present and buy desperately needed equipment for vocational training at YOPDIDA, a school for disabled children in Kayunga, Uganda.  Reach the Children Trustee Tony Jordan has led out by example, deciding that on his birthday he would be the one to give it away. [...]

11 10, 2018

Fruity Blog from Luwero

2018-10-11T16:33:34+00:00 October 11th, 2018|Food, Water Collection|

Can you identify these trees and their fruit? All these fruit trees grow abundantly on Reach the Children Uganda’s Luwero Centre. The children in the local community pick and eat the fruit as they wait for their water containers to fill up with clean water. The recently completed borehole provides lots of clean water [...]

21 08, 2018

Let’s hear it for the boys

2018-08-21T17:27:12+00:00 August 21st, 2018|Donations, Schooling, Support|

The local community is always pleased to assist Reach the Children on its Luwero Centre projects, none more so than the local boys who always get stuck into whatever work has to be done. They should be in school getting an education but sadly their families cannot afford to pay school fees.  Helping to [...]

10 08, 2018

Alex Jones of Red Planet Pictures – you are a star

2018-08-10T12:48:58+00:00 August 10th, 2018|Fundraising|

Alex Jones of Red Planet Pictures you are a star, having climbed Africa’s highest mountain and raised more than £4,000 for Reach the Children UK.   More used to raising funds to finance TV drama as a Managing Director for Red Planet, Alex put out the word to family and friends to sponsor him as [...]

31 07, 2018

Teddy bear therapy or Teddies for Terrified Tots!!!

2018-07-31T09:19:46+00:00 July 31st, 2018|Support|

How do you help a scared child at the health clinic?  You give them a teddy. Going to the Medical Centre can be a frightening time for a small child so how do you help to make it less stressful for them?  You give them a knitted teddy.   A group of knitters from Luton [...]

11 07, 2018

Widowed UK Grandmother helps Ugandan Grandmas

2018-07-11T11:17:28+00:00 July 11th, 2018|Donations, Funding|

Soon to be 94 years young Dorothy Botterell continues to make significant donations to Reach the Children's Grandmas Gardens programme in Luwero Uganda. Dorothy's husband Frank died in 2013 and he was an enthusiastic contributor and supporter of Reach the Children UK. Frank and Dorothy provided much of the funds to acquire the 14 acres [...]

19 06, 2018

M-PESA

2018-06-19T11:50:53+00:00 June 19th, 2018|Food|

Reach the Children Kenya adopts a world beating phone payment system, M-PESA, to let customers pay for the premium maize flour freshly ground at its new posho mill in Kakamega, Western Kenya. M-PESA is the world’s first mobile money system and is a wholly Kenyan invention. M-PESA is used by 17 m Kenyans, about [...]